Events and webinars

Here you'll find information about our upcoming masterclasses and webinars, as well as details of how to sign up. We also offer access to previously held webinars on-demand.


Date: Monday 27 June 2022

Time: 9am-5.30pm

Location: The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Applicable rate: £250 per delegate

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity disorder is one of the most common reasons for referral to child and adolescent mental health service. It is also one of the most researched disorders in child and adolescent psychiatry. It can be challenging for practitioners to keep up to date with the continuously increasing body of research on ADHD.

What will this masterclass explore?

The masterclass will cover the evidence-base (mainly relying on meta-analyses) and the practical clinical aspects related to the diagnostic criteria, epidemiology, differential diagnoses, comorbidities, aetiology, neuroscience and the pharmacological as well as non-pharmacological management of ADHD.

What will you learn from attending this masterclass?

At the end of the masterclass, delegates should become more knowledgeable on the latest science on ADHD and more confident in the evidence-based management of individuals presenting with this disorder.

Information about Professor Samuele Cortese

Samuele Cortese, MD, PhD is currently Full Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Southampton and Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatry for Solent NHS Trust. He is also Adjunct Full Professor with the New York University (NYU).

Prof. Cortese’s main research interest are around neurodevelopmental disorders, with a focus on ADHD. In his research, he uses advanced evidence synthesis methods to address clinically relevant questions. He has published more than 250 peer-review papers, including first author papers in prestigious journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet Psychiatry and the American Journal of Psychiatry. He is Deputy Editor for the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and sits on the editorial board of other 5 international journals. He is a member of the European ADHD Guidelines Group, as well as of the child and adolescent psychiatry faculty of the European Collegium of Neuropsychopharmacology and of the British Association of Psychopharmacology-child and adolescent psychiatry module.

In 2020, Professor Cortese was included in the list of the world's most influential researchers of the past decade, demonstrated by the production of multiple highly-cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations in the field of psychiatry/psychology in 2019 in Web of Science. In 2022, he ranked #1 worldwide in terms of expertise on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) according to Expertscape.

Upcoming live webinars

We are pleased to confirm below details of our upcoming webinar, available to anyone interested in the work of CAPSS and related studies.

Presented by: Dr. Tamsin Newlove-Delagado

Date: Wednesday 29 June 2022

Time: 11am - 12:00pm

This webinar focusses on children and young people’s (CYP) mental health at a population level, and will summarise the evolving evidence available on the impact of Covid-19. Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic appears to have moved into a different phase in the UK, there is much to be done to understand and address the mental health impacts, and the unintended consequences of our public health response for children and young people. Governments and other agencies must also plan for future pandemics, balancing risks, harms and benefits, and the differential impacts across society. Such decision making must be informed by the best possible evidence from research and practice, and our learning from Covid-19.

What will be learned from this webinar?

Drawing on the latest data from the Mental Health of Children and Young People in England surveys and other high-quality sources, the webinar will discuss the following questions:

  • What do we know about the impact on children and young people’s mental health on a population level?
  • What are the implications for future trends, and how might this impact on services?
  • How can we be better prepared in future to support CYP mental health in the case of a pandemic?

Information on our guest presenter, Dr. Tamsin Newlove-Delgado

Tamsin Newlove-Delgado is a Senior Clinical Lecturer with the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Research Collaboration (ChYMe) at the University of Exeter, and an Honorary Consultant in Public Health Medicine with the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID, formerly Public Health England). She has been a member of  NHS Digital’s Mental Health of Children and Young People in England survey consortium throughout the pandemic, providing academic input to the 2020, 2021 and 2022 surveys, and was lead author on the MHCYP 2021 survey report. Influenced by her clinical experience in child and adolescent psychiatry prior to entering public health, Tamsin's research concentrates on public health aspects of the mental health of children and young people. She is currently funded by an NIHR Advanced Fellowship, which aims to study time trends in child and adolescent mental health and mental health related service contacts.

On-demand Webinars

We are also pleased to now offer access to recordings of previously held webinars. The webinars listed below will be available for purchase until March 2024.

Please select your webinar of choice to make an online payment. Once a payment has been made, you will receive an email from the CAPSS Team containing a link to the recording of the webinar. To support CAPSS, we kindly ask that this link is not shared with others.

If you have not received a link within 24 hours of payment, please contact us.

Originally held on: 17 February 2022
Duration: 45 minutes approx

What does this webinar explore?

In March 2020, TEC Cymru was asked to support the coronavirus response by implementing a national programme of remote consultations.

CWTCH (Connecting with Telehealth to Communities and Hospitals), a Health Foundation-funded project in CAMHS, was used as an exemplar to roll out remote consultations across Wales.

A data-driven approach was taken, and the findings are challenging - this is because patients, carers and families were asked what they thought too.

Using a phased approach, TEC Cymru have mixed methods data from more than 50,000 patients and clinicians using the service. Data will be shared in this webinar which challenges current accepted beliefs about health inequality and digital exclusion, describes user experience and expectations, and highlights some of the challenges and opportunities of using digital innovations in delivering health and social care.

What can you expect to learn from this webinar?

In particular, this webinar will focus on:

  • Learning from the national rollout and implementation of technology-enabled care during COVID-19.
  • Evaluation, including benefits, challenges, and emerging evidence (from a mental and physical health perspective).
  • Digital inclusion.
  • Embedding learning and moving forward.

Information on our guest presenter, Professor Alka Ahuja MBE

Professor Alka Ahuja MBE is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

Alka is the National Clinical Lead for the Welsh Government Technology Enabled Care Programme. She is also the vice-chair of the Child and Adolescent Faculty of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Public Education lead, Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales.

Alka is also a Visiting Professor at the University of South Wales, and an Honorary Professor at Cardiff University. Her expertise is in qualitative research methodology and her areas of special interest include neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and ADHD, service user and carer involvement in healthcare services, and employment of digital technology in healthcare.

Originally held on: 15 December 2021
Duration: 1 hour approx

What does this webinar explore?

ADHD was previously seen as a childhood developmental disorder, which meant that adult mental health services have not been set up to support ADHD patients who become too old for child services. This webinar will present the results of the first in-depth study of the transition of ADHD patients from child to adult health services in the UK.

This webinar will explore:

  • how many young people (of which ADHD) are in need of services as an adult what services are available for young adults with ADHD
  • how ADHD stakeholders experience transition from child to adult services

What can you expect to learn from this webinar?

By the end of this webinar, delegates will:

  • have evidence to estimate the likely number of young adults in their population who will need transition
  • understand the availability of services for young adults with ADHD and how to access them
  • gain increased  awareness of the impact of untreated ADHD at this crucial life-stage and the need for continued treatment for those that need it
  • understand the likely points for drop out from treatment and how the experience of transition could be improved to prevent loss of service

Information on our guest presenter, Dr Tamsin Ford

Tamsin Ford CBE is a Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge, which she joined in October 2019. Her academic work focuses on the effectiveness of interventions and the efficiency of services in relation to the mental health of children and young people, with a particular focus on the interface between the education and health systems. She has been involved in all three national surveys of child and adolescent mental health, has run and supported several large trials of school-based interventions and is an epidemiologist by academic background. She completed her PhD at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London and moved to Exeter where she set up and led the Child Mental Health Research Group between 2007 and 2019.

Applicable member rates for live and on-demand webinars

  • Core trainees: £10
  • Consultant Members: £20
  • Patients and carers: £10
  • Retired consultants: £10
  • SAS doctors: £15
  • Medical students/foundation year doctors: £10

Applicable non-member rate for live and on-demand webinars

Non-members: £30

If you have any questions, please contact a member of the team.

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